The 70mile Loop is the route chosen for this event. Pay online at organizer's site, then RSVP after you receive your confirmation.
Register @ https://bicycleshows.webconnex.com
Reservations are now open in Montauk!!! Contact Boulevard Travel @[masked] to assist you with your hotel requirements or if your willing to share a room with someone and share the expense, they will help you coordinate that as well. A bunch of us are staying at the Atlantic Terrace Thursday-Sunday (Saturday, May 31st is the Ride) and Bike NJ is doing the 70 mile Loop (this is new this year). So you start and end in Montauk!!! There are other routes 30 to 108 miles. So, if one of those routes suits you better...then go for it and we will catch up after the ride. Details for daily Meetup will be decided later as we will need to know how large our group will be. RSVP soon and book your hotel soon. You also need to register for the ride separately ($157.50 tax included).
Below are the brief details...go to the organizers site for specific details.
How far do you want to pedal and where do you want to begin your day?
You can change your mind, even on the morning of the ride, but telling us now how far you THINK you'll pedal and where you THINK you want to check-in helps us plan better for you.
A Special Note About the 70- and 30 Mile Routes
(If you're NOT doing the 70 or 30 you should stop reading this immediately and skip to the section below where you pick the ride distance you prefer.)
For years we've offered a 70-mile route where you start pedaling from the Mastic-Shirley train station on Long Island. You either get there on your own, or you take our FREE transport on ride day for your bike and you from Manhattan or Babylon to Mastic-Shirley. (If that makes no sense at all, just PRETEND that I know what I'm talking about...)
For 2014 we'll still offer that route, and we'll ALSO offer ANOTHER 70-mile route that starts in Montauk and ends in Montauk!
This new route features great scenery with the best views of the water. Start in Montauk and head west. Your second rest stop will be in Amagansett -- you're now on the same route as everyone else headed to the Montauk finish line. This route is great for every 70-mile rider, and particularly swell for those who want to stay in Montauk Friday night. Please note that to do this new Montauk-to-Montauk 70-mile route we can NOT transport your bike and you to the Montauk start/finish line to begin the ride -- you need to get there on Saturday morning (ride day) on your own. You CAN take our optional transportation home if you wish -- more on that below.
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The place where the 30-mile riders start to pedal is in East Hampton, well, 30-miles away from the Montauk finish line. You are on the same route as everyone else; you just start pedaling closer to the finish line.
The way most people get to that place where the 30s start to pedal is that they go to the Manhattan, Babylon, or Mastic-Shirley start line on ride day and we transport their bike and them to East Hampton for free.
We occasionally hear from people who want to drive themselves to that East Hampton location to pedal the 30, so they don't have to go to Manhattan, Babylon, or Mastic-Shirley on ride day. Sounds OK to us!
1. We offer NO transportation from the Montauk finish line back to East Hampton after the ride is over. If you leave your car parked at the 30-mile start in East Hampton you MUST have a way to get back there on your own -- we can't transport you there, and we are not aware of any public transit that goes there.
2. Manhattan, Babylon, and Mastic-Shirley are full-service start lines with all the trimmings. At the 30-mile start we'll have NUTHIN'! One of our crew will be there to hand you your rider I.D. wristbands, and there will be portable toilets, but that's it. Be sure you get fed and fill your water bottles BEFORE you get there.
As long as you understand this, you are welcome to skip Manhattan, Babylon, and Mastic-Shirley and head straight to the 30-mile start. We'll have complete details on WHERE that is in a couple weeks, but it will be in East Hampton and there will be room for parking.